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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (480 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Kherdian Narrator: Adriana Sevan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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David Kherdian re-creates his mother's voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century. Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family. Then, in the year 1915, the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] affecting tale.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 1980 Newbery Honor Book
  • Winner of the 1980 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award
  • Winner of the 1979 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
  • A 1980 National Book Award Finalist

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eddy Allen | 2/12/2014

    " David Kherdian re-creates his mother's voice in telling the true story of a childhood interrupted by one of the most devastating holocausts of our century. Vernon Dumehjian Kherdian was born into a loving and prosperous family. Then, in the year 1915, the Turkish government began the systematic destruction of its Armenian population. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/1/2014

    " I really had a great appreciation for this book and felt cheated that I was never taught about this in school. Who's ever heard of the Armenian Genocide? I mean, seriously. There were two quotes on the first page of this book: The first was from the Turkish Government ordering for all the Armenians to be killed, no compassion to women or children or seniors. The second was from a letter Hitler wrote to his armies, telling them that the Jews needed to be killed, also without any compassion. Hitler's letter ended with him explaining that is was no big deal for, "After all," he said, "Who remembers the destruction of the Armenians?" Say no more "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alexis | 1/25/2014

    " I had to read this for one of my English classes and for a book that I had to read, I really enjoyed it. I was surprised how much the character of this story went through and that it is a memoir so it all really happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 1/2/2014

    " This was a great book.Interesting look at the hardships of the Armenian people.Very interesting. "

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About the Author

David Kherdian is an internationally known poet, novelist, and memorist, whose work has been published in 13 languages around the world. He has published thirteen volumes in his acclaimed Root River Cycle, consisting of poetry, memoirs, novels and novellas. His honors, prizes and awards include The Boston Globe / Horn Book Award, Newbery Honor Book Award, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Jane Adams Peace Award, Banta Award, and a nomination for the American Book Award, and the 1994 Notable Wisconsin Authors Award, for lifetime achievement.